Monday, March 1, 2010

One of the best things about PCAGOE is...

The monthly challenges.  Every month a challenge is thrown out to all the members of PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy) which is designed to shake us out of our comfort zones and try something new!  I know that I've stretched my knowledge and skill level by participating in some of these challenges. 

I was really lucky this month because the challenge is Texture -- basically anything that involves texture.  I LOVE texture!  Just about everything I do has some texture in it somewhere!  In addition to that, the February meeting of my local guild -- Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild -- was all about using rubber stamps with polymer clay.  I showed everybody how to use scrap clay to make a faux mosiac picture frame. 

And the really fun part of it is that at the end of the month, everybody submits their entry and we invite you, the public, to vote on the winning submissions.  In addition to introducing you to some of the hundreds of ways polymer clay can be used, three lucky voters are also winners!  How's that for a win-win situation!!! 

Here is the link to where you go to view up close and personal and to vote.  Be sure to leave your name and email address so that if you are the lucky winner, we can contact you.  Small pictures are to the right.  The participants are:

1) Cactus Flower Pendant by BeeTreeByMe
2) Snake Skin Mica-shift Bark Choker by 11BoldStreet
3) Leaf Topped Pendant by Stonebrash
4) Faux Handmade Paper Commemorative Wedding Invitation by SCDiva
5) Sea Grass Brooch by CrazyDay
6) Victorian Lace Switch Plate Cover by ClayCenter
7) Faux Granite and Lapis Trinity Necklace by MichelesArtJewelry
8 ) Violet Textured Star by PhoenixRose
9) Salmon Floral Barrette by JKollmann
10) It's Alive! by RiverValleyDesign
11) Leafy Textured Bangle by HiGirls
12) Pucker up! by Cloud9ClayCreations
13) Give That Doll A Pizza by Polyclarific
14) TH Influence Necklace by BLeeKreations
15) Picture Yourself In Spring by PolymerClayCreations
16) Lotus on a Gentle Pond Pendant by YoungCreative
17) Fun with Fantasy Flowers by ArrowdaleArtStudio
18) BIG Focal Bead Pendant by Juliespace
19) N10-07 Necklace by JanGeisen
20) Can-can Lace Ruffle Garter Bangle by BlessedBeadJewelry
21) Lost City Amulet Necklace by RozPetalzStudio
22) Bronze Age Pendant - Boadicea's Trove by RMKDesign
22) Paradise Ring by PipsJewellery
24) Faux Raku Picture Frame by Ashpaints
25) Antique Textured Bangle from Anatolia by ArzuMusa
26) Rainbow Seashells by YonatDascalu
27) Forest Fairy Autumn Choker by TheSageArts
28) Steampunked Heart by DreamLeaping
29)Wooden Flower Pendant by WiredOrchid
30) Sringtime Picnic Necklace by LauraBeeStudios
31) Textured Vase by CreativeArtCenter

Be sure to go to PCAGOE to vote -- and be sure to check out the great prizes we have for three lucky voters!

1 comment:

pcagoe said...

What a great article you wrote. Very nice. Vote, Vote, Vote. Thanks so much, Linda, NKDesigns.